Raoul Dufy Paysage, 1933Located in J Paul’s Italian Steakhouse
Raoul Dufy, known for his vibrant and playful artworks, excelled as a painter, draftsman, textile artist, and printmaker. He is particularly celebrated for his lively and colorful paintings depicting landscapes, interiors, and leisure scenes set against the backdrop of the French Riviera, featuring regattas, operas, and races.
Dufy initially looked to the Impressionists for inspiration but was forever changed by his exposure to the vivid canvases of Paul Cézanne, André Derain and Henri Matisse. He worked with watercolor, charcoal, oil and acrylic, imbuing his scenes with liveliness as he painted his figures in rapid strokes atop thin washes of color.